Thursday, January 23, 2020

Colorful Three Kings

Hi, Friends.....

I just received this fabulous STAMPlorations - Three Kings stamp set as a prize. (THANKS, Shery!) I rarely tear into a new stamp set right after receiving it, but I love this one so much that I had to!!  :)  I was playing with my artsy backgrounds and chose a particularly colorful one to do some simple line stamping of these Magi. This piece was leftover from a sprayed background I made for this Laurel Burch card.

My starry background was one I made a few months ago when I was using gesso for this project. I had some leftover that I didn't want to throw I splattered it over several colors of dark cardstock. This is one of the black ones. I added a sprinkling of gold star confetti to the sky, also.

Supplies used include:
STAMPlorations - Three Kings by The Bee's Knees stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Leftover backgrounds from my sprayed with different colors of Dylusions sprays and one splattered with gesso
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for background panel)
Gold star confetti from my stash
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my artsy and non-traditional colored Christmas card. I liked this one so much that I made two of them to get my stash replenished for next Christmas!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
2. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - AG
3. Kat Scrappiness January Challenge - No Designer Paper
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #473 - AG Christmas
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #422-423 - Anything Goes
6. Moving Along With The Times - All Things New (I used a new stamp set.)
7. Creative Inspirations January Challenge - Something New or Something Old
(I used a new stamp set.)
8. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #248 - AG
9. Ike's World Challenge #128 - M is for Male
10. Die-Cut Divas January Challenge - New Things
11. Lost Coast Challenge #91 - Walk of Fame (Real or Fictional Famous People)

12. STAMPlorations Theme and Prompt January Challenge - Stamps + Splatters

13. STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge


  1. Oh, this is fabulous!! So artistry and vibrant! Love your starry night and the image stamped on the sprayed paper!

  2. Lovely Christmas card, Janis. Looks like you are making a good start on your Christmas cards for December 2020. xx

  3. This is a great card and I love the kitty meme :-) Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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  4. Love this Janis. Congrats on winning this stamp. It's one I like very much. The background is awesome and the bright colours you used on your wise men are gorgeous and give a really magical feel to this card. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  5. That kitty card at the top had me in stitches!

    Your gorgeous three kings card is just stunning. I love the fabulous dimension you have created on the kings themselves.

    Thank you so much for sharing in our first challenge of the new decade, and good luck!

    Crafty Cardmakers

  6. This post has everything going for it. Hilarious cat card up top, beautiful night sky background, lovely stamped image and an artsy, spectacular design that had me oohing and aahing! This modern CAS image of the three kings really lends itself to a unique treatment and you just nailed it Janis. I love the glowing colors against that dark background and will have to experiment with making a starry sky like this.

  7. LOVE this! Great warm and vivid colors!!!!!!! Thank you for joining the Kat Scrappiness No Designer Paper Challenge! - DT Meghan Kennihan (MadeByMeghanK)

  8. The wise cats are hilarious! Love your splattered sky too, very effective. Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge this month!

  9. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers ATG challenge.

  10. Both cards are gorgeous, Janis! I llllllllove the wise cats and your beautiful backgrounds. Kisses!

  11. the starry background is perfect for these colorful kings.

  12. Very beautifully done!! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  13. This is beautiful! I love the background and the colourful kings. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  14. This is too cute! Awesome stamp set and fabulous background! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DT for Ike's World Challenges

  15. Hi Janis
    Love the colours.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Oh that made me gigle but I did appreciate the fact that thankfully it was dead birds and not a half dead snake. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  18. Loved the first image of the three wise cats. Super card with artsy background!
    Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
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